Monthly Archives: April 2009

Those patio lanterns

All this gorgeous sun is a signal that patios are open for business. One of the key components for patio season is without a doubt a pint of cold beer. Here is a list of some of my favourite brews … Continue reading

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Double Dutch

Our blockbuster is coming folks. May 10th is the official first day of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s summer exhibition Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum. The permanent collection of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is home … Continue reading

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Foodie alert: Whole Foods unveiling

I have been watching the store windows like a hawk, many times thinking I see activity and wandering down the street only to realize it was a mirage, the construction on the interior still in major disarray. And then finally, … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Antler magazine

With such a plethora of indie designers in this home and native land and abroad, it’s about time a Canadian publication full-on embraces the creativity cropping up globally. Currently on its second issue, Antler online magazine showcases stellar subjects and … Continue reading

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Library pick: Seven Days in the Art World

Slow to take action, I didn’t purchase tickets in time to hear author Sarah Thornton’s talk this Saturday about Seven Days in the Art World. I have a VPL hold on the book, so eventually I will experience her private … Continue reading

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Recipes old & new

I was looking at my overstuffed recipe journal and wondered how many were crammed in, waiting to be used for the first time, and how many newbies were quickly becoming a part of the ol’ standby collection. I have imagined … Continue reading

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Spring spruce your walls

With art that is. This must be the easiest way to change the feeling of a room. When my sister can’t stand her living room anymore, she grabs a canvas (it may or may not already be covered in paint) … Continue reading

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